Loan sharks come gunning
- Published: 17/10/2012 at 12:40 PM
- Online news:
CHON BURI - Gunmen working for a loan shark riddled a house with bullets and set fire to a pickup truck parked outside on Tuesday night.
Members of a loan shark gang are believed to set fire to a pickup truck parked outside a borrower's house. (Pattaya Today photo)
Niam Wosongkram told reporters that two men in a black car fired about 20 rounds into his house in Tatawan Village, Soi Nernplabwan, Pattaya. The gunmen then set fire to the pickup truck parked outside the house.
Mr Niam, 68, said he had called the police but there had not been any response other than two volunteers who investigated the shooting.
He said his daughter had borrowed one million baht from a loan shark for which he had stood as guarantor. The previous week, threatening phone calls were made to his home because the loan was being repaid too slowly.
The head of the gang reportedly lives in a house in Sattahip but nobody was there when police arrived with a search warrant.
Following reports from witnesses, arrest warrants have now been issued for Sgt Maj Sucharn Kobthonglarng of the Marine Corps and Wileeya Phakeesuk, as they allegedly threatened the family before the attack took place.
Both suspects are on the run and the frightened family is in hiding, according to reports.
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